Skip to comments.Climate Zealot Continues Tree-Ring Circus
Posted on 08/23/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT by raptor22
Climate Fraud: In an attempt to defend his role in the greatest scam of modern times, Climate-gate's poster child threatens to defend his tarnished reputation in court. First, hide the decline, then hide the deceit.
'Get lost" was National Review editor Rich Lowry's appropriate response to a threatened lawsuit by Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann.
NR printed a post by the great Mark Steyn, who graces these pages as well, calling Mann's famous hockey-stick graph "fraudulent." That it is indeed a fraud has been documented by many, including us.
Mann was at the heart of the Climate-gate scandal in 2009, when emails were unearthed from Britain's Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. In one email sent to Mann and others, CRU director Philip Jones speaks of the "trick" of filling in gaps of data in order to hide evidence of temperature decline:
"I've just completed Mike's nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline (in global temperatures)," the email read.
It was that attempt to "hide the decline" through the manipulation of data that helped bring down the global warming house of cards.
The graph created by professor Mann and his colleagues carefully selected and manipulated tree-ring data to supposedly prove that air temperatures had been stable for 900 years, then soared off the charts in a pattern resembling a hockey stick in the 20th century due to man-made greenhouse gases. Mann et al. performed the neat trick of making the Medieval Warm Period (about A.D. 800 to 1400) and the Little Ice Age (A.D. 1600 to 1850) statistically disappear.
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Don’t know who, but some wag said Mann belonged in the State Pen, not Penn State.
Climate scam ping
The evil and corrupt former Penn State pres. Graham Spanier protected both the mega-fraudster Mann, adn the pedophile rapist Sandusky.
Maybe he’ll get caught with a naked little boy in the shower like Sandusky.
thanks for the ping
If Mann presses on with this nonsense, they should ask the judge to examine the evidence, and if they determine that Mann committed scientific fraud, that the judge should issue a declaratory judgment that Mann’s methods and conclusions are fraudulent, and created in bad faith.
Importantly, this does not require or enforce anything, but may be forwarded to the federal agencies responsible for giving money to Penn State for Mann’s “research”.